Entergy and a union representing workers at its Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts have reached a tentative breakthrough in labor negotiations that have left the plant without a substantial number of its local workers for two weeks.According to a notice published by the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369, members will vote from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, with the bargaining committee recommending acceptance of the most recent contract proposal.A deal would follow two months of negotiation over health benefits, work scheduling, pay and other issues. After a temporary contract extension expired, Entergy refused to allow about 240 union members on site starting June 5. Since then Entergy has relied on the remaining two-thirds of its Pilgrim workforce, as well as workers brought in from other nuclear plants. Additionally, the union filed a complaint against Entergy with the National Labor Relations Board last week. Entergy and the union announced they would resume talks beginning Monday evening with assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the Boston Globe reported.
Unions! What a waste.
Unions gave you a 40Hour week and kept labor out of the dark Ages -yes it has had its abuses like anything else in life. A waste? I be to differ.